Messenger of Love

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

7 December 1937

Runtime

91 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Poslíček lásky

Czech title

Poslíček lásky

English title

Messenger of Love

Synopsis

The only employee of a small press agency, the secretary Jiřina Zvoníčková, decides to help her good-natured but ill-fated boss, Brok. In order to secure an interview with the inaccessible "king of fashion" Pavel Toman, she dresses as a young man and gets a job with Toman's company as an errand boy. She gets her interview and other valuable information about Toman. One day, however, Toman sees Jiřina in a café in her female form. She is quick to reply that the errand boy Jiří is her brother. During a company party, errand boy Jiří finds out that Mary, a designer, is secretly photographing new models for a competition. Caught in the act, Mary puts the blame on Jiří who is now revealed to be a girl. Toman sacks Jiřina on the spot and is vexed about what to do since he has now fallen in love with her. On her way out, Jiřina is at least able to give the traitor Mary a good slap. When Jiřina's innocence is proved, Toman asks for forgiveness and also for her hand in marriage.

Cast

Rolf Wanka

módní tvůrce Pavel Toman

Hana Vítová

sekretářka Jiřina Zvoníčková

Jindřich Plachta

hodinář Zvoníček, otec Jiřiny

Václav Trégl

vedoucí účetní Heřman Fábera

Bedřich Veverka

majitel tiskové kanceláře David Brrok

Bohuš Záhorský

šéf konkurenčního módního závodu Curry

Vlasta Hrubá

kreslířka Mary Procházková

Milada Smolíková

uklízečka Krausová

Slávka Doležalová

instruktorka v Tomanově závodě Ema

Marie Norrová

divadelní maskérka Liduška

Antonie Valentová

panská u Tomana

Hermína Vojtová

hospodyně u Tomana

Anči Pírková

podomní obchodnice

Emil Dlesk

vrátný v hotelu

Milena Velíšková

sekretářka u Tomana

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Václav Dražil

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

V roztoužení (Tango), Tak jsem nepochodil /na nápěv Já jsem z Kutné Hory/

Songwriter

Jára Beneš (V roztoužení (Tango))

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (V roztoužení (Tango))

Singer

Hana Vítová (V roztoužení (Tango)), Bedřich Veverka (Tak jsem nepochodil /na nápěv Já jsem z Kutné Hory/)

Production info

Original Title

Poslíček lásky

English Title

Messenger of Love

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

7 December 1937

Production

Metropolitan

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Metropolitan

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

91 min

Versions

Czech